micro:bit device

Outputing serial data from the micro:bit to a computer
When your micro:bit is connected to a computer with a USB cable it is able to send and receive data using 'serial' communication. This is useful f...
Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 at 9:49 AM
How does the light-sensing feature on the micro:bit work?
The micro:bit does not have a special light sensor device fitted. However, it can use the LEDs of the matrix display to estimate the amount of ambient ligh...
Wed, 10 Jul, 2019 at 12:23 PM
How can I access the 8g range of the accelerometer?
The default measurement range of the accelerometer is +/-2g in all 3 axes. However, the micro:bit accelerometer hardware (MMA8653FC) has configurable range...
Thu, 5 Jul, 2018 at 3:10 PM
Testing your micro:bit
If you want to make sure your micro:bit is working properly, do the following:  Download this .hex file which runs a loop displaying a smiley face. ...
Tue, 13 Nov, 2018 at 9:42 AM
What are the USB VID/PID numbers for micro:bit
Any USB device will identify itself on connection to the host computer. It does this by three numbers, the VID, the PID and the SERNO. VID is a Vendor ...
Fri, 8 Jun, 2018 at 2:59 PM
What type of USB lead do I need for the micro:bit
The micro:bit has a USB type-B micro connector.  You can use the USBinterface to load code onto the micro:bit, and to power it. The USB lead that ...
Mon, 12 Nov, 2018 at 1:46 PM
Where can I find the schematics for the micro:bit
We have released a complete reference design, along with schematics and design models that helps you build something derived from the BBC micro:bit. There i...
Thu, 12 Apr, 2018 at 3:18 PM
Clearing out the previous program on multiple micro:bits
There is an automation mode feature built in to the interface chip which can be used to quickly erase the BBC micro:bit. This could be used for example, to ...
Wed, 15 May, 2019 at 10:12 AM
Where can I get the schematics for the micro:bit
QUESTION Where are the schematics for the micro:bit? What components are used on the micro:bit? ANSWER The schematics are released by the BBC, they a...
Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 at 8:50 PM
Using the micro:bit with Citrix and other virtual desktop environments
PROBLEM The micro:bit doesn't work with Citrix The micro:bit doesn't work with VMWare The micro:bit drive does not appear in my virtual desktop...
Thu, 4 May, 2017 at 7:53 AM